Have a go at simple AG

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  1. May 3, 2017 #1181

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    Hob size and output is a worry for me also.
     
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    Yeah thats fine

    It was just when you said 500grams I was like thats 25%!! :lol:

    If it was me I wouldn't buy a second 6L as I am betting it becomes a little redundant. You'd be better off with the 15L..

    Even though I have a 50L for the burner a 15L is always handy for smaller left over beers..

    Or just do this small batch to get your feet wet , get a feel of the processes then decide which way to embark..
     
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    Congrats to see another AG addict! No turning back now. :) Nisbits have or had 40l buffalo boilers for under a ton.
     
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    Cheers Mate.
    I've seen your link to a Jaipur clone recipe in another thread. That's got me even more interested.
    Might even be able to have a taste of my first AG tonight. It's only been a week cold conditioning, but is as clear as a bell.:):drink:
     
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    That sounds like it need to be tested immediately. Great its so clear as well. Cheers :)
     
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    OMG
    Just had my first bottle of AG1. It's quite a light taste as expected, cos I missed my target sg, but that's outweighed by the clean taste. There's no hint of bitterness or yeast. If this is the way it's going to be I, can't wait to get making bigger volumes and different recipes.
    Far beyond expectations for my first try.:grin:
     
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    you can buy propane gas rings or electric induction heaters - mine heats 13.5 litres of water to boiling point in 60 minutes

    and at the minimum power setting it holds the mash at 69 deg C

    (last resort add 1 kg of brewing sugar to the boil, after ferment check abv and add water to bottles to adjust down to 3.8 ish.....
     
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    60 minutes seems a lot of time to bring 13.5 litres of water to the boil.
     
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    Blimey, guys.

    I'm mashing now.
     
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    Good luck to you mate. I'm sure you'll produce a goodun.:)
     
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    This is brilliant. The house smells of Ovaltine and I get a proper session of five live football chat.
     
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    I used my six litre pot to get the mash going. I couldn't boil it in that pot alone, so brought into play a slightly smaller vessel.

    Added some Willamette hops at start of boil, ready to add a few more towards the end. Fv sterilised and ready to go. Going to use some crossmyloof real ale yeast.
     
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    All done. I'm bound to have ballsed up at some stage. The last thing I did was drop me bloody phone in the sink as I was washing up.

    That'll teach me.
     
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    Sorry for hogging the thread.

    I think I overpitched a bit.
     
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    Overpitching is fine. Much better than going the other way as your yeast won't be stressed. Enjoy the wait! It's worth it.
     
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    I pitched over half a sachet of crossmyloof pale ale yeast in
    AG1 of 5lts. Came out great with no yeast taste whatsoever and cleared quickly.
    Don't think you need to worry.
     
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    Cheers guys. I've come down to find the kitchen improbably spotless - I must have been on a mission. Phone seems to be working OK. Kitchen smells nice. Fingers crossed for the brew.

    I was umming and ahhing about whether to buy a big pan for a day or two. In the end, with Emmerdale or summat on in the background, I opted to give a 5ltr batch a whirl. It looks a bit lost next to my two 5 gal buckets that are currently doing a job on the same kitchen counter.

    Think I might get that 15 ltr pan after all. :lol:



    p.s. it seems I managed to down 2 pints of bitter, 2 stout and a lager while at the latter stages of brewing. I know it was at the latter stage, 'cos I was keeping my wits about me early doors.
     
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    It will make life easier mate. I'm gonna get another one this sat so I can do a bigger batch.
     
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    I lived for a few years in Munich and drank copious amounts of Weissbeer.
    I'm intrigued by above and ill be very interested in your method and how it turns out is the orange and coriander your twist or is it as it comes.
     
  20. May 6, 2017 #1200

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    I'll let you know how it turns out. It wasn't AG though. It was a Wilko wheat beer kit. I added 500g sugar (castor, I think) and 500g brown sugar. I bought some
    dried orange peel (curacao bitter), and hoyed in some coriander seeds that I roughed up with a teaspoon a bit. All went in at once, from the start.

    First few days it smelled of Fanta. That's settled a bit. Og was 1.034.

    I might bottle today if the FG is steady, and SWMBO doesn't object (she will object).
     

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